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Blue Point Spring Fling - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Spring FlingBlue Point Spring Fling

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%


Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lehows on 03-25-2007)
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: amber in color with a 2" head that slowly fades to a thick surface foam. Some spotty lace develops.

Smell: loads of floral hops and citrus rise easily from the glass and into the nose.

Taste: bready malt profile with loads of floral hop bitterness, some lemon zest, golden apples, and some mild grassy tones.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is very brief. More refreshing than other ales too.

Drinkability: extremely quaffable and a definite session ale for me. The freshness of the beer really showed a nice flavor profile with a focus on floral hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2009 09:52:23 | More by Gavage
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 8/9/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of bitter rye seed. Flavor of rye and parmesean cheese with a bitter hops finish. Too bitter for me.
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 12/20
3.1/5

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2008 16:35:06 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear golden amber color. It was served to me with a small white head that quickly faded.

s: Some sweet caramel malts and a nice blast of lemony/pine forest hops.

t: The hops had the strongest lemon flavor I've found in a beer. They had a peppery quality as well. Some mild malt sweetness provided some balance.

m: Crisp and well carbonated.

d: This was perfect after a long hot bike ride. If I see it again I'll certainly have another.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2008 14:14:46 | More by DIM
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Kendo

New York

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Lionheart in Albany.

A: Light copper/amber with plenty of small bubbles. Light beige 1-finger head that retains well, leaving a decent amount of lace.

S: At first, almost all hops -- citrus/grapefruit -- with just a hint of fruit. As it warms I get a little more grain in the nose.

T: Again, first impression is the hop kick at the end -- citrus and pine coats the mouth but doesn't destroy the palate. As it warms I get a little bit of the rye and grain in general up front. Good balance, nice bitter but tasty finish.

M: Decent creaminess, let's call the heft a little bit lighter than medium.

D: Very good; went down pretty easily.

Notes: A solid IPA-style Rye Ale. My only complaint is that the hops overwhelmed the rye a bit too much. Still, definitely worth checking out, just think of it as a hoppy rye ale or a Rye IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2008 20:28:34 | More by Kendo
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sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A_pours a hazy orange with a frothy nice looking white head. Halos of white lace cling together like rock strata here. Real nice looking

S_smell is mild. Slighlty malty

T_the taste is not what I was quite expecting. Tastes kind of like grape juice but not sweet. Nice citric/grassy hop buzz behind it and a faint black pepper spice in the aftertaste.

M_moderately creamy in feel.

D_I had this not knowing what it is and I thought it was an ale brewed with grapes. Very distinct taste here. Not quite sure if I like it or not.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2008 02:47:22 | More by sleazo
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear light amber color with a medium off-white head.

Smell: Mild roastiness with some peppery undertones from the rye.

Taste: Definite rye spiciness. Some caramel and roasty notes in the middle. Decently smooth with a lingering mild hop and roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Some resinous hops on the tongue.

Drinkability: Goes down well, mild hops and carbonation presence.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2008 01:48:08 | More by psinderson
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point- Spring Fling

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.

A- Solid golden copper brown with a small light lacing head.
S- Light caramel malt with a touch of pine hops.
T- True to its aroma, sweet creamy caramel malt with a subtle but nice rising pine hop flavor.
M- Heavy carbonation with a smooth solid body. A touch of bitterness in the end.

Overall- A solid session beer. Easy to drink and at 6% these could quickly add up!

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2008 22:48:31 | More by NJpadreFan
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Union Jack's Manatawny

Poured a clear golden amber with a nice cream colored head, good retention, and good sticky lacing. Smells of rye malts and a grassy/citrus hop combo. Tastes of lite grapefruit with a nice sweet malty backbone and a fresh cut grass finish. Medium in body with good carbonation and a dry bitter finish. A good balance of flavors though pushing a little more towards the hops end of the spectrum. A good Spring brew, easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 00:24:24 | More by HopDerek
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Holy Smokes BBQ in Mahopac, NY last night as part of their Blue Point weekend event. Got to speak to the Head Brewer Andy, who called this one a "Rye" beer. Poured pretty clear, typical almond amber, under a long lasting light tan head, that leaves well developed and plentiful lacing nice. Bready malts in the nose, more malt ( I did not pick up any Rye notes) and balancing hops late. Andy said he's a "balanced beer" kind of guy and this pleasing offering fits the bill. Nice sessioner.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2008 15:15:27 | More by Billolick
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BBM

New York

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with a minimal white head. Aroma is hops, pine hops, and citrus hops.

The taste is more of the same. hops, hops, hops. A bit watery too, to be honest. Like many other APAs out there, this one just goes a bit too hop crazy and never finds the right balance. The flavors are light and crisp, so it's not a bad beer for a picnic or something, but it's a bit too unbalanced for my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2007 16:46:02 | More by BBM
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good lacing and retention.

The smell featured a muted grassy hop and a good grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a smooth light herbal hop with a sweet, yet balanced malt. Good biscuity finish.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness, slightly creamy and with some lingering sweetness.

Overall a good drinkable ale. Not so sure on its status as an APA, but perhaps a golden ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 14:00:51 | More by plaid75
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lehows

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Farmer Bar in Cutchogue, LI. Poured an amber color with a small white head, and left some good lacing on the glass. Nice aromas of lemony hops and some mild grain, very clean smelling. Taste was much of the same with a refreshing tart hoppiness dominating the palate and a decent display of mild malt too. Very drinkable and a good spring beer, refreshing enough to quench the thirst but just enough malt in there to remind you its not yet summer. Paired well with some chopped BBQ bisket. Get it while it lasts!

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 00:10:43 | More by lehows
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illpass78

Maine

3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a chilled mug at Smashburger in Wantagh, N.Y.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold/copper color with a one-inch white head that recedes to film gradually. Lacing is low to moderate.

Aromas: This has an attractive nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, some faint caramel and a nice amount of floral hops. Alcohol not noticeable.

Taste: This is a good, sturdy pale ale that is well above average. Flavors follow the nose. Very crisp, clean and easy drinking. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Leans towards light of body, but it doesn't come across as a flaw.

Overall: Another Blue Point seasonal that is mighty good but leaves me wondering, "Why is this a seasonal?" It's pretty much a straight pale ale that would work for any season. I expect slightly wackier, more experimental things out of seasonal beers (spices, weird flavors, more obscure styles, etc.). That said, this is really good.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:46:22 | More by illpass78
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Spring fling pours a clear copper colored body with a moderate sized, really light beige, yellow tinted head with average retention and lacing. Smells of light toasted bready malts and... thats it, maybe a hint of floral hops but I may be fooling myself.

Taste starts with bready and toasty malts, moving to light floral hops in the middle, with a caramel malt finish. Has a touch of a metallic aftertaste. Body is a bit heavier than average, carbonation is moderate, nice crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 21:48:35 | More by JG-90
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Givemebeer

Vermont

2.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Copper, as stated on the bottle. Thin head and thin lacing. No haziness.

S: Smells like hops. Wasn't really expecting a pale ale since it's called a copper ale - which can also mean a malty beer. Anyways, floral and citrus hops mostly.

T: Spicy with a definite earthy tone. A tiny bit of a metallic taste on the back end.

M: Light bodied and smooth.

O: The initial taste was pretty nice but the finish killed it for me. Slightly like a macro with the metallic taste. Fix the finish on this and its a nice brew. Definitely will not buy this again combined with the fact that InBev is taking over Blue Point.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 21:15:06 | More by Givemebeer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian Snifter.

Pours a clear, deep amber; a shade darker than average for style.

Flavor: good balance, if a bit higher in the malt/hop ration than usual for style.

Feel: crisp, near medium body with a semi-dry finish.

O: well balanced, slightly mild version of an APA.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:19:38 | More by chinchill
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz into pint glass. My mom just picked this up for me, so I know its not fresh. Close to a year old I bet. But not bad. Copper in color, true to title, and crystal clear. I dont know what a copper ale is supposed to be like, but I think I like this beer. I'd give it another try fresh, and rated it higher here to reflect that (not the brewers fault Trader Joe's don't move their inventory).

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 04:07:45 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lighter copper kind of orange color with a nice big and thick just off white two finger head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is lighter overall but consists of a nice blend of caramel, cracker malt and a decent hop profile. The hop is rather complex in nature consisting of floral, citrus, grassy and some pine notes.

Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and bready malt taste with a hint of caramel sweetness. The caramel leaves quickly leaving the taste quite dry. The hop flavors then start coming to the tongue. At first a light citrus greets the tongue, remaining rather light through the taste. Other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue soon after though giving the brew a rather hoppy taste overall. Toward the end a little bit of a floral hop taste comes to the tongue, which, in the end, with the loss of the sweet and the presence of all the hop a rather crisp and diversely hopped taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. A bit more body may have been nicer for supporting the hop and would have balanced the brews flavors slightly more appropriately.

Overall – A rather decent brew, although not quite what I was expecting for a “copper ale” (as described by brewer as I was expecting something maltier and sweeter). As an APA though it is very appropriate in flavor and a nice one to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:59:21 | More by Darkmagus82
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bamafan

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of standard pint glass. I love me some carbonation, so this beer is great. fizzy and awesome. copper color just like stated on label! smell is pretty neutral. very close to the right amount of hops/malt ratio for this to be a great session beer. a little malt heavy though for serious work. anyways, this is a great beer and I will gladly drink more of it!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 00:35:38 | More by bamafan
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Act25

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long live APAs!

A: Great looking, accessible, coppery beer. Nice carbonation, head, with solid lacing.

S: I enjoy the pine and dried grapefruit is atop toasted grains. lovely aroma.

T: The flavor is citrus, pine,& dry hops which balance the toasted grain base. Sweet upfront, then nicely balanced. Excellent and accessible. A great food beer. Sessionable.

M: creamy, tingly, refreshing. Easy to drink back to back. Will definitely have this again.

O: Spring APA. Great APA. Excellent level of hops, complimented by grain base. Delicious balance. Accessible craft .

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:42:24 | More by Act25
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. brown bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy white head. Pretty good retention
and lacing.

S: Sweet malts and some dry floral hops. Overall pretty clean and crisp.

T/M: Starts with sweet malts and light floral hops. Good balance, might be a little
malt heavy. Chewy caramel, medium bodied with an easy crisp feel and a dry hoppy
aftertaste.

O: Not much to say other than it is a good ale. Tastes more like a British Pale Ale, than
an American one. Easy to drink but with little standing out in the taste. Still enjoyable,
but nothing I'd get again.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 18:38:36 | More by mnrider
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours clear with an apropos copper hued and a medium-small, receding, white head.

Smell: Honey nut, toasted grain-flecked bread, faintest light brown sugar. Hops throw off some modest notes of citrus peel, mild resin and a light grassiness.

Taste: Malts tasting of toasted grain, toasted bread with a light whisper of brown sugar and honey sweetness. Lightly nutty. Zesty, slightly grassy hops with enough bitterness to balance it out. Drying finish, with a lingering, gentle fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation with a pleasant, sudsy texture to it.

Overall: An easy-drinking ale, not overly hoppy nor particularly malty.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:30:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer looks really nice. Malty earthy nose. Pretty bitter on the profile. Kind of mellow, with a bit of a bite on the back. Carbonation is quite aggressive and strikes the tongue quite a bit. A pretty standard kind of pale ale that doesn't really stand out but is well made.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 05:05:52 | More by RblWthACoz
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yesyouam

New York

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Spring Fling Ale is a very clear amber ale with a thin white head that quickly fades to a film and leaves decent lacing. It smells sweet like malt with a little grassiness. It's pretty light bodied and reasonably smooth with a very dry finish. It's hoppier than I expected after smelling it. It's pretty resiny and bitter without any noticeable sweetness. It tastes pretty wooden overall. This kind of seems like an ESB.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 14:34:24 | More by yesyouam
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Twelve ouncer poured into a pint glass. Grabbed in a mixed six offering.

Pours medium amber, mostly light, with touches of foam. Malty rich caramel smell, some toffee. Hearty malt taste with a good firm hop. Nice bite at close, really pops the flavor.

Overall another good one from BP.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 12:14:30 | More by KTCamm
Blue Point Spring Fling from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.